Lexus, BMW, and Audi are some luxury auto manufacturers but in terms of widest range of SUVs Mercedes Benz tops the list. In 1998, the German automaker launched the 1st mid-sized SUV – the ML320. Since then the SUV line up is evolving covering various luxury segments. It doesn’t matter, if you are searching for large SUV for your family road trip or a small crossover for handling urban environment, there is a Benz SUV, which will fill this need.
Let’s go through the Mercedes Benz SUV line-up and check its highlights.
GLA is subcompact luxury SUV, which features lowest rates in Mercedes Benz collection. Nonetheless, this Mercedes SUV has familiar luxury features including 14-way power seat, 7” display with COMAND interface, dual-zone auto climate control, power lift-gate, and push button start, Base engine is 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder with 208hp. Integrated with 7-speed automatic 4-wheel drive and powertrain offers energetic performance. For a little more torque you can look at GLA45 AMG that reveals 375hp.
It was winner of title ‘Best luxury compacted SUV for families’. The reason that this compact SUV took the honour home is due to its comfortable seats, above average predicted reliability, power lift-gate, and power-folding rear seat for extra space. It is available with 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder generating 241hp.
GLE is refreshed heavily and renamed but this must not dissuade you as there are impressive interiors elegantly designed. The trims ate made from aluminium or wood and the build quality is impeccable. GLE can comfortably accommodate 5 adults and cargo space is 38.2 cubic ft. with rear seats up. Engines you get are two V6 or twin turbocharged V8. If you wish to have a car that can deal with itself on track then check at AMG models to enjoy performance like sports car.
2016 G Class
G-Class is the oldest SUV in Mercedes Line-up. It was first built as a military vehicle to run on rough terrains off road. It gets power from turbocharged V12 or two-twin turbocharged V8. A full time 4-wheel drive and 3-locking differentials help G-Class handle any kind of off-road terrain. It seats 5 people and rear seats don’t recline. With rear seats up there is 40.3 cubic ft. cargo space.
GLS is also give a refresh and slapped with a new name. It retails the characters of GL. For power a twin turbo V6, turbodiesel V6, and two twin turbo V8 is offered. Diesel gives excellent fuel economy and power to large luxurious SUV. Gas engine offers muscle but at fuel economy expenses. Handling GLS is surprisingly agile considering its size.